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Systems Change Strategies and Resident-led Advocacy

January 2019

This brief identifies six elements or strategies for systems change and names residents as critical partners to achieve and sustain such change.

(25 pp)

Report

Mindful Leadership & Building Community Capacity Strategies and Lessons from Best Start Compton-East Compton

January 2019

This report includes information, recommendations, reflection questions, and sample exercises that residents, collaborative partners, funders, and capacity builders can use or adapt to promote mindful leadership in community change initiatives.

(30 pp)

Brief

Best Practice Brief: Building Community Partnership Governance Capacity: Strategies and Lessons from Best Start

January 2019

This issue brief is meant to provide members of community-led organizations and their partners with a detailed introduction to effective strategies for building governance capacity.

(29 pp)

Brief

Best Practice Brief: Integrating the Promotores Model to Strengthen Community Partnerships

January 2019

This issue brief is meant to provide community leaders and their partner organizations with a deeper understanding of the Promotor Model, including its purpose, history, and contributions to community capacity building efforts.

(27 pp)

Report

Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: getREAL in Allegheny County

April 2019

This report details an Institutional Analysis conducted by CSSP in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) and examines institutional changes that have occurred on the county's journey to better support LGBTQ+ children in care. The IA also captured some of the current experiences of LGBTQ+children, youth, and families who interact with the child welfare system since the implementation of getREAL.

(12 pp)

 

Report

Customer Satisfaction: Improving Quality and Access to Services and Supports In Vulnerable Neighborhoods—What the Research Tells Us

February 2007

This paper provides a brief synthesis of formative research on applying customer-driven quality improvement strategies to public services.

(42 pp)

Report

Customer Satisfaction: Improving Quality and Access to Services and Supports In Vulnerable Neighborhoods

February 2007

This paper presents a framework or set of ideas for using customer satisfaction principles
and strategies to improve the quality, responsiveness, and accessibility of public sector
and privately provided services in vulnerable communities.

(38 pp)

Report

An Exploration of the Challenges and Opportunities of Financing the Social Mission of Mixed-Income Communities

January 2019

This report explores questions about sustainable financing in the mixed-income context, including what resources can be leveraged from partners and investors to advance human capital and community building priorities.

(14 pp)

Report

Anchor Institutions and Mixed-Income Communities: Partnerships Ripe with Possibilities

January 2019

This report explores the strategic role of anchor institutions, highlighting key opportunities and challenges for local partnerships between educational and medical institutions and mixed-income communities.

(15 pp)

Report

Promoting Inclusive Social Dynamics in Mixed-Income Communities: Implications for Action

January 2019

This report proposes specific implications for action to help guide practitioners, policymakers, funders, researchers, residents, and community members.

(7 pp)